The Butterfly King

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Exactly Right Media

The Butterfly King

5.0/5

Critic Rating

When King Boris III of Bulgaria dies amid mysterious circumstances during World War II, there's no shortage of suspects. But eighty years later, his death remains unsolved. Award-winning journalist Becky Milligan follows a trail of dissidents, poisoners, soldiers and spies to unravel eighty years of lies and cover-ups. This tragic family saga of a doomed royal dynasty is a story of treachery, deceit and a quest for the truth. Who killed the Butterfly King?The Butterfly King is a podcast from Exactly Right, produced by Blanchard House.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Mar 25, 2024

"Milligan's relentless investigation underpins a storyline that constantly leaves you wondering what could possibly come next. Twists and turns lead to questions and contemplations that reframe the events that surround some of history’s most well-known actors. It’s not every day that a podcast with the perfect blend of chilling true crime and historical drama comes along. "

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Score: 5

Catherine Carr • Podcast Rex Mar 24, 2024

"It’s a masterfully told WW2 tale of family drama, political intrigue and pure treachery. It also does a wonderful job of explaining why this tiny country in southern Europe was so important and why everyone from the Nazis to the Soviets wanted a piece of the pie."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Mar 24, 2024

"...so far The Butterfly King is a masterclass in suspenseful sleuthing and creative storytelling (the flourishes of humour shouldn’t work but they do). As well as a compelling whodunnit, the series is a fascinating meditation on the grey area between good and evil. …"

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